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Air Vice Marshal Kailash Chander Kapoor

Service No & Branch 5409 AE(L) (Orig: ELECT)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 May 1957 Course: 13 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1990 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 25 Aug 1958Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 05 Jan 1981
Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981Air Cmde : 29 Nov 1985AVM : 14 Jul 1988
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Air Cmde
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Jan 1985 - 28 Jun 1988Air Cmde5 Base Repair DepotSulur Air Officer Commanding
01 Jul 1988 - 30 Sep 1989AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
03 Oct 1989 - 31 Oct 1990AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrKailash Chander Kapoor5409 AE(L)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Kailash Chander Kapoor (5409) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) Branch of the Indian Air Force in May, 1957. At the time of outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in December, 1971, he served as office in charge Instrument and Electrical Repair Section at a Base Repair Depot.

During the emergency, a camera modification on a fighter bomber aircraft had to be completed within a period of 6 days. It was mainly due to the efforts of Squadron Leader Kapoor that this modification was completed successfully in time, and this aircraft was employed successfully in operational role. Another special electronic modification had to be completed on another type of aircraft on the highest priority during the present emergency. This modification was also completed in a record time of 5 days. Squadron Leader Kapoor has also brought about a marked improvement in the output of the rotables at the Depot.

Squadron Leader Kailash Chander Kapoor displayed professional skill, initiative and dedication to duty and has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 1 BRD
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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